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Michael Taillard

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Accepts all questions about financial reports

Experience in the area

Consulting: Frendo's Fabulous Fins; American Red Cross -- Lecturing: Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE) Huijia College (Beijing), OPII Schools (Omaha), Madonna University (Livonia), Schoolcraft College (Livonia), ZomBCon (Seattle), Zombiefest (Lincoln) -- Media Appearances: Dead Man Working (2012 Movie documentary), The Heartland News (Omaha local news outlet)

Organizations

American Economics Association, Business Networks International, Midwest Writer's Guild, Zombie Research Society

Publications

Economics and Modern Warfare: The Invisible Fist of the Market (Palgrave Macmillan) -- 101 Things Everyone Should Know about Global Economics (Adams Media) -- Corporate Finance for Dummies (Wiley) -- Psychology and Modern Warfare (Palgrave Macmillan)

Education/Credentials

PhD (Financial Economics; honors) -- MBA (International Business Finance; honors) -- Grad School Certificate (International Business Management; honors) -- BS (International Business Economics; honors) -- AA (Business Administration; honors) -- Certificate (Chinese Language and Culture) -- Trade School (Transportation Logistics; honors)

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Development of better standardized methods of assessing investment risk and growth potential using financial statement information.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Many assets and liabilities are not reported on the balance sheet. These off-sheet items can compose a considerable proportion of total assets particularly for financial institutions. Keep an eye out.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Financial statements and reports are often manipulated legally, but to the detriment of those who rely on them to evaluate the financial health of a company.

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